Jean-Luc Ponty Revisits the Atlantic Years

May 30, 2017

Jean-Luc Ponty

Violinist Jean-Luc Ponty has extended the language of the instrument in contexts of jazz, rock and beyond. His first American appearance was at the Monterey Jazz Festival fifty years ago—an appearance that launched his recording career, which has ranged from his groundbreaking solo CDs for Atlantic Records, to collaborations from Mahavishnu Orchestra, Frank Zappa, Al DiMeola and Stanley Clarke, among many others.

He’s currently touring a show called “The Atlantic Years," which will stop at the Jaqua Concert Hall in Eugene on June 1st. He speaks with KLCC's Eric Alan about his unique musical path.